MS Geoffrey Chaucer

MS Geoffrey Chaucer current position

MS Geoffrey Chaucer current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 49.99529 N / 8.28451 E) cruising en route to BREISACH KOBLENZ FRA. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MS Geoffrey Chaucer

Year built2020 new ship
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorRiviera Travel UK
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage3600 gt
Passengers176
Crew44
Decks4
Cabins88
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsEmily Bronte, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth, Robert Burns, Lord Tennyson
Christened bytba
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MS Geoffrey Chaucer Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Sep 24 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Budapest $3049
2020 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Budapest $1749
2020 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Budapest $1549
2020 Dec 02 4 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Budapest $749
2020 Dec 07 4 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Budapest $699
2020 Dec 12 4 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Budapest $699
2020 Dec 17 4 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Budapest $649
2021 Apr 01 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam, Kinderdijk the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $879
2021 Apr 05 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam, Kinderdijk the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $979
2021 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam, Kinderdijk the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $1029
2021 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $1739
2021 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $2189
2021 May 05 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam
2021 May 12 7 days, round-trip Rhine Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2039
2021 May 19 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam $1939
2021 May 26 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam $2039
2021 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2189
2021 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2189
2021 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Rhine Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2139
2021 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam $2139
2021 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam $2139
2021 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1939
2021 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1939
2021 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1939
2021 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2289
2021 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Rhine Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1939
2021 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1939
2021 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Basel to Koblenz Basel
2021 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam $2039
2021 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam $2189
2021 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Rhine Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2239
2021 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2239
2021 Sep 22 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2139
2021 Sep 29 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2039
2021 Oct 06 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam $1939
2021 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Cologne Amsterdam $1689
2021 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Linz Cologne

MS Geoffrey Chaucer Review

Review of MS Geoffrey Chaucer

MS Geoffrey Chaucer cruise ship (2020-built) is one of Scylla's newest vessels. Riverboat's sisterships are the fleetmates Thomas Hardy (2016), Emily Bronte (2017), Oscar Wilde (2017), Robert Burns (2018), William Wordsworth (2019), Lord Tennyson (2021).

MS Geoffrey Chaucer river cruise ship

The Geoffrey Chaucer ship is owned by the Swiss company Scylla Cruises and exclusively chartered to the UK cruisetour company Riviera Travel on itineraries along Danube, Rhine and Moselle Rivers, as well as on the Dutch waterways. Riverboat's primary departure ports/homeports are Amsterdam (Holland) and Budapest (Hungary).

The vessel (ENI number 07002119) is Switzerland-flagged (MMSI 269057715, registered in Basel).

Shipboard dining and entertainment options

The riverboat features an elegant Lobby (entrance hall on Diamond / Upper Deck) with Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information, purser services), Travel Desk (tours and excursions information, onboard cruise booking) and Boutique Shop. From the entrance hall, passengers walk into a stylish Bar Lounge with bow location, floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating, and full-service Bar.

Aft on Diamond Deck is the Bistro - Lido Restaurant, an alternative to the Dining Room Restaurant. The Bistro is served by its own Bar and also doubles as Library. It has an outdoor terrace and open kitchen. Here are served early Breakfast, light Lunch and Dinner. In good weather, the floor-ceiling window doors are fully opened onto the terrace for al fresco dining. Bistro's dining is complimentary, but dinners require reservations due to the restaurant's small capacity (10 tables with 2 or 4 seats). Ship's Dining Room Restaurant (on Ruby / Middle Deck) provides single-seating capacity buffet Breakfast and waiter-served Lunch and Dinner.

On Emerald / Lower Deck is the ship's Wellness Centre consisting of Beauty Salon (hairdresser and barber services, nail studio), Fitness (Gym Room) and Spa (treatment room for massages). All cabin decks are fully air-conditioned and accessed via lift (passenger elevator) and wrought-iron staircase.

Sun Deck provides Giant Chess Set, Mini Golf (Putting Green), Retractable Awnings (shaded seating area), aft Pool Deck (Splash Pool, Jacuzzi, sunbathing area with loungers and deckchairs), full bar service. The fore-located Navigation Bridge (called "Wheelhouse" on riverboats) is passenger accessible and telescopic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).

Cabins

Like the sisterships, Geoffrey Chaucer staterooms (a total of 88) are designed for 169 passengers (regarding single-occupancy cabins, max capacity is 176). Most cabins are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony). Only exceptions are Emerald Deck cabins, which are with one fixed window (non-opening, quarter-height) located close to the ceiling.

  • All passenger staterooms as standard amenities offer hotel twin beds (convertible to double), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, towels, bath toiletries, large mirror), 40-inch flat HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system, bow camera real-time views), mini-bar, tea-coffee making facility, glass-top round table with 2 armchairs, mirrored dressing table with pouf chair, wardrobe, electronic safe box, hairdryer, phone, individual air-conditioning, evening turndown service.
  • All cabin bathrooms are with marble tops, glass showers (large rain shower heads) and brand bath cosmetics (by Crabtree and Evelyn).
  • Some staterooms are available for single occupancy booking (without a single supplement, subject to availability).
  • Deluxe Balcony Suites (on Diamond Deck) additionally offer (as bonus amenities) larger interior space, step-out balcony (furnished with table and 2 chairs, can be used for al fresco dining), premium cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Itineraries

For Riviera Travel, Geoffrey Chaucer cruises on the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube, also in Holland (Dutch inland waterways) and Danube Delta (Black Sea). On this ship, Riviera Travel offers the following cruisetour itineraries:

  • 5-day "Amsterdam, Kinderdijk and the Dutch Bulbfields" is roundtrip from Amsterdam to Enkhuizen, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Keukenhof, Amsterdam. Prices start from ~GBP 750 per person (double occupancy porthole cabin rates). A 4-day drink package is offered for purchase on the ship, with prices from GBP 70 pp.
  • 8-day "Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam and The Dutch Bulbfields" is roundtrip from Amsterdam to Hoorn, Arnhem, Antwerp, Ghent, Ypres, Bruges, Keukenhof, Amsterdam. Prices start from ~GBP 1200 pp.
  • 11-day "The Blue Danube with Budapest Extension" (7-day Danube River cruising) is roundtrip Budapest to Esztergom, Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Visegrad, Szentendre, Budapest, plus the tour extension Godollo and Puszta. Prices start from ~GBP 1550 pp. A 7-day drink package is offered for purchase on the ship, with prices from GBP 110 pp.
  • 15-day "Budapest to the Black Sea - Gems of Eastern Europe" is roundtrip from Budapest to Kalocsa, Pecs, Belgrade, Iron Gates, Pleven, Bucharest, Constanta, Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi, Ivanovo, Belogradchik, Iron Gates, Lepenski Vir, Novi Sad, Osijek, Vukovar, Budapest. Prices start from ~GBP 2300 pp.

Riviera Travel river cruise deals are inclusive of all onboard meals, stateroom, 24-hour Coffee Station (with light snacks), onboard entertainment and enrichment programming, return train travel (optional flights), luxury bus transfers, walking tours, shipboard Wi-Fi (throughout/in cabins and all public spaces).

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MS Geoffrey Chaucer Wiki

The cruise ship is named after Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) - philosopher, astronomer, very popular English poet (considered the greatest of the Middle Ages / 5th-15th centuries AD) best-known for his magnum opus "Tales of Caunterbury". This 24-stories collection was written in the period 1387-1400 when he was appointed Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace. These stories are critical descriptions of iconic characters of the British society (particularly the Church).

Vessel's construction (hull and superstructure, ENI number xxx) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). The 1923-founded Dutch shipbuilding company (Scheepswerf En Machinefabriek Vahali BV) owns and operates yards in Serbia (Belgrade, and Zasavica) and in Holland (Gendt). Vahali Shipyard Zasavica was officially opened in 2013. Following the construction in Serbia, the cruise ship was towed to Holland for final outfitting at Scheepswerf Vahali (Gendt).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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